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E-auction 253-176552 - SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 6 potins

SENONES (Area of Sens) Lot de 6 potins lot
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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 92 €
Maximum bid : 128 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2018 14:03:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Lot de 6 potins
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Metal : potin
Coments on the condition:
Potins bien identifiables, plus ou moins bien venus, avec des surfaces et des patines variées
Catalogue references :

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Commentary


Lot constitué de :
- 2 potins à la tête chauve.
- 1 potin à la tête d’indien, classe Ia des Leuques.
- 1 potin à la grosse tête des Sénons.
- 1 potin à la tête d’indien et au cheval, des Sénons.
- 1 potin à la rosace des Sénons.

Historical background


Senons (region of Sens)

(Second - first century BC)

The Sénons, whose name means wise or old, controlled a vast area stretching from the south of Champagne and northern Burgundy. Their main oppidum was Agedincum (Sens), which still retained the name of the ancient civitas. They had several other oppida as Auxerre, Avallon or Thunder. Divona seems to have been the main sanctuary Sénons. Caesar had wintered six of his legions in 53 BC to Agedincum. Labienus, lieutenant and legate of Caesar, settled in the region between Sens and Alesia Gergovie to control the roads and protect Caesar's armies to attack Belgians or Germans. Caesar (Bg. II 2, V, 54, 56, VI, 2, 3, 44; VII, 4, 10, 11, 34, 56-59, 62, 75). Ptolemy (G. II, 8, 9).

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